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More Hate Speech Flyers in Penrose

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

The recent discovery of hundreds of hate speech flyers found in Penrose Library was met promptly by Whitman staff. President Kathy Murray sent an email to the campus community on the issue, and library staff have been working to locate and remove remaining flyers Dalia Corkrum, the Library Director,...


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Sophia Strabo, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017

Books are inseparable from a liberal arts campus. It is hard to envision Whitman without them: students leafing through stacks in the library; a folded paperback copy of “The Grapes of Wrath” in a student’s back pocket; an eroded volume of Foucault on the Sig front yard; or a succession of Encounters...

Library changes focus on student needs, suggestions

Lachlan Johnson

September 13, 2012

Penrose Library has made several changes to help serve students this fall. Six new study rooms will help meet the needs of students seeking a quiet place to study alone or in groups, and Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) will begin providing services from the desk space in the atrium of the...

Server crash at Penrose: Out with old, in with new

Lea Negrin

November 3, 2009

Early Saturday, Oct. 31, the server for the Penrose Library crashed, disabling the library's catalog as well as other vital tools that the library uses. By Wednesday morning the server had been repaired and was back on-line. As Dalia Corkrum, director of Penrose Library, told the Whitman community via...

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